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Does exceeding native resolutions damage a monitor

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
February 20, 2012 12:55:41 AM

Hello, Bowen here

Cloned displays- 1080P-HDTV across the room has a native resolution of 1920 x 1080 and the monitor at my desk where I sit and run things is 1680 X 1050.

The ATI/Radeon HD-6870 graphics card defaults to the monitors lower resolution but I can force it higher.

I want to use 1920 x 1080 for both displays so the HDTV is sharp at it's native resolution so when my friends come over they don't have to crowd around my desk when I want to show them something on the computer.......
(I can "zoom" my monitor image up to compensate)

Will feeding the lower resolution monitor the HDTV's higher resolution setting damage my monitor???

When using the HDTV as my main display I need t
February 20, 2012 2:09:11 AM

if it's an lcd monitore it will not show anything

the board will either say res not supported or be black you won't damage anything.
February 20, 2012 2:30:12 AM

I haven't fried anything warnings about the resolution either, just a change in scaling

The wrong hertz seems to cause more screen image issues .....can the wrong hertz fry anything/
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February 20, 2012 9:56:34 PM

I have never tried changing the hz on the lcd i don't know what would happen

March 12, 2013 12:28:36 PM

Nope. It will not damage anything, you just wont see a picture
It's a bit like tuning the radio to a wrong frequency and not getting a signal ....